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How long should a person remain on a ketosis diet?

How long should a person remain on a ketosis diet?

Not more than 2 mons: It's probably not good to calorie restrict, which ketosos indicates, in any manner for much more than 4 weeks at a time to avoid plateauing and subsequent wt regain on a "usual" diet plan. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Griffin
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Ketosis (Definition)

Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more


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Can I do ketosis diet if pregnant?

Can I do ketosis diet if pregnant?

AbsolutelyGoodChoice: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual MD focus), staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis is quite healthy; strongly, associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, ?rates of DM, obesity, cardiovascular Ds, cancer; mortality http://goo.gl/ubDC9h! ...Read more

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How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

Ketogenic diet: In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day. Most people experience fat loss and health benefits of the Ketogenic diet at 20-30 grams of net carbs per day. ...Read more

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What can I eat to satisfy sweet cravings on induction to stay in ketosis during Atkins diet?

What can I eat to satisfy sweet cravings on induction to stay in ketosis during Atkins diet?

Macadamian nuts: macadamian nuts i'v heard many swear by (2grams net carbs per serving). As an aside, when you don't spike your' insulin with the sugar loads then leptin (the satiety hormone) will operate properly and you don't need willpower. I often illustrate Nutritional Ketosis to my patients by saying that when in ketosis you could live in a Krispy Creme Donut and not be tempted to eat one. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

Depends on factors: Ketosis, when the body shifts from glucose 2 ketones as n energy source, depends on many factors like how much glc "reserve" was built up in the liver, & ur activities (energy in vs. energy out). A ketogenic diet, where 10-15% of cal r from carbs, takes anywhere from 3-14 days to deplete glucose stores. Genetic factors also play a role. Ketogenic diets r medically controversial except in epilepsy. ...Read more

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Will drinking 1 glass of wine when on a lo carb diet knock you out of ketosis?

Will drinking 1 glass  of wine when on a lo carb diet knock you out of ketosis?

Wine: Not likely, unless u have very low tolerance to alcohol, or taking medications that don't mix with alcohol. ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Yes: Low-carb (high protein) diets that do not eliminate or severely restrict carbohydrates will give better results than the simple lower calorie diet. At the end of the day, however - calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur! ...Read more

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Would daily omeprazole use prevent me from entering the Atkins diet ketosis state? I religiously followed it 5 days but only reached "trace" levels.

Would daily omeprazole use prevent me from entering the Atkins diet ketosis state?  I religiously followed it 5 days but only reached "trace" levels.

Avoid it: Chronic use of acid suppressants can promote malabsorption of nutrients. Some minerals and vitamins are best absorbed in an acid environment. Do not use an acid suppressant if you do not absolutely need to. ...Read more

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I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

Fiber, protein: I would add an extra green salad - 1-2 cups with some grilled chicken. Adding another protein bar or an apple / orange would also be. ...Read more

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Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced(not diabetes-induced)ketosis?Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis?(2000mgmet a day btw)

Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced(not diabetes-induced)ketosis?Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis?(2000mgmet a day btw)

Its possible: I have many patients on metformin and in ketosis and its sometimes fine but you must watch out for hypoglycemia. For example if on a regular diet you require metformin but then then go into ketosis (which will severely reduce your' blood sugar) if you keep taking the same dose of metformin you could become hypoglycemic and this needs to be monitored by your' doctor. ...Read more

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Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

No safe shortcuts: This type of diet often makes the body angry, decreasing calories too much too quickly will send your body into starvation mode. Less calories = weight loss, but your body will become more efficient at holding onto calories, so you will gain the weight back and then some later on. Weight watchers is the safest and most consistent in my experience with thousands of people. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm just wondering how long it will take for me to get into ketosis at this rate and what are some signs that I am in ketosis?

What to do if i'm just wondering how long it will take for me to get into ketosis at this rate and what are some signs that I am in ketosis?

Several days: There are urine based (less accurate) and blood based (more accurate but expensive) options. Peter Attia, MD, author of "Eating Academy" blog and partners with Gary Taubes (author of the must read Why We Get Fat) recommends the Precision Ultra from Abbott for the blood based ketone measure. BTNX makes a good urine ketone strip I'v used but there are many options. Both available on amazon ...Read more

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Can being in ketosis for a long period of time cause diabetes?

Can being in ketosis for a long period of time cause diabetes?

Ketosis: Ketosis is a type of acidosis which can be from various causes including diabetic keotacidosi. However, ketosis in itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get out of ketosis after eating carbohydratess?

How long does it take to get out of ketosis after eating carbohydratess?

Varies: The easiest way of reversing ketosis is by including carbohydrates in your diet. In fact, regular snacking will help mitigate these symptoms to a large extent. A high protein diet, with protein rich snacks and protein shakes, is also highly recommended for relieving headaches and other symptoms. Also, it is important to keep the body hydrated by drinking adequate amount of water. ...Read more

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What is ketosis?

What is ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketones. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ;amp; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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What causes ketosis?

What causes ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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What exactly is ketosis?

What exactly is ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ;amp; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more